Are You A Chair or Vice Chair of a Small Charity?

The Association of Chairs (AoC) is the only UK charity focused on supporting Chairs and Vice Chairs to lead their boards effectively.   AoC-Beacon-logo-2col-RGB-trimmed2498px
AoC is delighted to introduce their Beacon Programme, a unique programme designed to support Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities (with an annual income below £1 million) across England. 
Beacon workshop May18_MH_0515The Beacon programme today announces that it will be coming to Brighton this autumn!  By completing the registration form, you will be able to join your local community of Chairs and Vice Chairs serving smaller charities at the programme’s first workshop on ‘Being an Effective Chair’. 
The interactive workshop will provide a unique opportunity for Chairs and Vice Chairs to:
• Be clear about their role and legal responsibilities
• Meet, learn and exchange ideas with other Chairs who face similar challenges
• Know where to get practical support to be as effective as possible.
Spaces for the ‘Being an Effective Chair’ interactive workshop on Friday 21st September at the Brighthelm Centre are limited, so click here to register.
According to Roma Hooper, Chair of the Prison Radio Association: “Beacon has been put together by the very people who recognise its value – Chairs and Vice Chairs.  I have already found it a life-line and welcome such an excellent range of support tools.”
Why Join
Beacon offers interactive workshops, and a wide range of practical online resources specifically tailored to help Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities be more effective in their role. The programme will include:
• Affordable and engaging workshops in locations all over England starting with: London, Birmingham, Leeds, Taunton, Brighton and Bournemouth
• Free, interactive and downloadable webinars covering and complementing our workshop content. Varying in length, you will easily be able to make time for these in your busy schedule, from the comfort of your own home
• Topics of interest to you such as being a ‘hands-on’ Chair, clarifying your legal responsibilities, recruiting trustees and many more
• A monthly newsletter so you can keep up to date. Be the first to know about new resources, events and hear the views of other Chairs on important topics
• Online platforms to meet and learn with other Chairs.  Chairing can be lonely, so we will be finding other ways to help you meet and network with others.
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